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Upgrading from i7 930 worth it?

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June 22, 2012 9:30:38 PM

hey , I've been using my i7 930 for about 3 years now. I'm currently OC at 3.6ghz on Stock and hit 67c on Prime95 so I have been able to squeeze some juice out of this thing. I'm wondering wheer I go from here. My CPU is getting hot in the summer and I'm thinking its time for an upgrade. What CPU should I be looking for ? i5 2500k or 3570k? I live in Canada and prefer NCIX. Now upgrading is probably gonna cost 450$ from what I can tell. Is it worth the upgrade or should I get a CPU cooler.

Iin terms of coolers I was thinking the h60 or Hyper 212, if I don't get the desired OC on my current i7 I can always use these o my new Cpu correct?
This article concerns me since I have the X58m that one of the comments also had.

Current Rig:
i7 930 @3.6ghz No HT
6gb DDR3
MSI X58m
680GTX SC+ @1265/7010
750w PSU
M9 Thermal Take Case

Here are the Cases Dimensions, I'm worried the Hyper 212 will not fit
440.0 x 200.0 x 495.0 mm (H*W*D)

Also How much do you think I can Sell my i7 930+X58m+6b DDR3 for?

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a b à CPUs
June 22, 2012 9:57:41 PM

I would wait one more generation until upgrading. You aren't going to see enough difference between the 930 and a 2500k at say 4 GHz to warrant the cost.

Based on the width (200mm) of your case, a 212 EVO would have no problem fitting in that case.

I could be way off, but used PC components don't go for much unless they're hard to find and in great demand. For that reason, I think the max to ask for is $150 (USD)
a c 105 à CPUs
June 22, 2012 9:58:24 PM

i would personally hold onto your i7-930. even at stock it's more then enough CPU power for any game out there and any new game coming next year.
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June 22, 2012 11:26:08 PM

I have a i920 @ 4ghz and have not had issues with any software or games. So if you have cpu bottle necking issues then an upgrade may be a good idea. But if it just an itch to change take the above advice and wait a bit. Also the 6g of triple channel ram give great bandwidth. It is hard to saturate the ram in that config.
June 22, 2012 11:27:21 PM

It's your choice. However, if you do upgrade, IB will be a bit hotter...
June 22, 2012 11:38:18 PM

Any advice on coolers or Cases? Whats the Best case for under 90$?